For Immediate Release
October 22, 1999

Contact: Tom MacKenzie 404/679-7291

Decline in Southeastern Fish Populations is Subject of Public/Private Workshop

WHAT: News Conference
  • Southeastern fish are in trouble.
  • We need to join forces to identify the causes of this problem.
  • We need to find ways to stop this perilous decline.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 1999
Sam D. Hamilton Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Gary Myers Commissioner, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Noel Burkhead Leader, Biodiversity & Habitat Conservation Program (fishes) , U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
Allen Culp Southern Rivers Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy's Freshwater Initiative

Clarion Hotel, Chattanooga, TN
407 Chestnut Street, Ballroom Room C
(423) 756-5150

WHY: This workshop will be the first multi-agency effort where public and private partners from around the Southeast will sit down to work together to produce a conservation strategy that will help guide state, federal, and non-governmental agencies and organizations in our future cooperative efforts to conserve and recover imperiled fishes of the Southeastern United States. Comprised of: 16 state natural resource agencies, 10 federal resource and management agencies, 8 regional universities, the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the Tennessee Aquarium, the Nature Conservancy, Conservation Fisheries, Inc., and Georgia Power

Release R99-85


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